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Friday, March 28, 2008

Attempting the Impossible

The Challenge: Organizing, purging, and generally trying to make more room in our 1800 sq. ft. house (+/- 200 sq. ft.) by the time our baby is born in October.

The Motivation: Alicia, Danielle, Elizabeth, Jessica

The Reading List:
Clutter's Last Stand: It's Time To De-junk Your Life!
Confessions of an Organized Homemaker: The Secrets of Uncluttering Your Home and Taking Control of Your Life
The Hidden Art of Homemaking
Is There Life After Housework
It's All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff
Keeping House: The Litany of Everyday Life
Splendor in the Ordinary: Your Home as a Holy Place

The First Step: "Just do it"

The Second Step (begun yesterday): An adapted version of Danielle Bean's simple chore chart (It works much better than telling your children to do something and then forgetting who you told to do it.)

I hope to be able to share my family's progress over the next few months.


  1. Please do share, if you are able - I find it so motivating! Thank you for those links. While I missed our deadline of chld #5 being born last Sept., we are now 7 people in about 1200 poorly laid out square feet and I need to be ruthless, still! :)

  2. Amy, I will definitely share. I should have mentioned you above, as you have been a great motivation for a couple of years now.

  3. Oh, Christine - I couldn't be more delighted to know that my efforts are helpful to motivate someone else! Motivation is such a hard thing for *me*!!!

  4. I'm looking forward to hearing about your progress! I am also intrigued by your reading list!! Now if I could just get myself motivated again! LOL!! :)

  5. I'm going to try this, too. We're about to have a little on in July and our 1400 sq ft house is chock full of junk. RUTHLESS!!

  6. I cannot take full credit for the reading list. Some of the books were recommended by you, Danielle, and Elizabeth. Thankfully, our library has all of them, so I will not be adding to our book collection.


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